- Kidero was on Sunday cleared by IEBC to contest for the seat.
- He said he will bring Homa Bay back to the development track.
Homa Bay gubernatorial aspirant Evans Kidero has asked residents to vote for him to address problems bedeviling the county.
Kidero said he had traversed Homa Bay and understood the challenges many residents are undergoing and will fix them once he get elected as governor.
He said the challenges are due to bad leadership of the current administration of Governor Cyprian Awiti.
The former Nairobi governor told Homa Bay residents not to gamble again with their votes, and to ensure people elect a person who will provide solutions to the myriad problems they have faced for the last 10 years of devolution.
Kidero said he will bring Homa Bay back to the development track.
“Homa Bay must be taken back to its lost glory resulting from poor leadership. We must first fix the leadership rot before we address the predicaments our people face,” Kidero said.
Speaking on Saturday at Omweri ground in South Kabuoch, Ndhiwa constituency, Kidero said he had listed eight points in the campaign agenda.
Kidero is an independent against Homa Bay Woman Representative Gladys Wanga of ODM party. Both are in the race to succeed Governor Awiti, who is serving his second and last term.
Kidero was accompanied by Senate candidate Kenneth Kambona and Woman Representative candidate Tabitha Nyandiek. He said Awiti's administration had under-performed and failed to address the basics for residents to enjoy fruits of devolution.
South Kabuoch ward independent candidate Loice Kawaka was also present.
“Reject Awiti and his entire team because it's the 10th year of devolution but Homa Bay still lacks basics like water, healthcare servicesand roads. We can’t allow Awiti to succeed himself and continue experiencing the same problems,” he added.
Kidero was on Sunday cleared by IEBC to contest for the seat. He promised to address challenges Ndhiwa sugarcane farmers have been facing in production.
He said he would talk to investors and build another sugarcane factory that will crush about 10,000 tones to supplement Sukari Industry, which crushes only 2,000 tones.
Many farmers complain that their cane dries in farms after harvesting due to low crushing capacity of the miller. Some have resorted to making jaggery to reduce losses.
“My administration will introduce a cess committee to ensure prudent use of revenue generated from millers. The poor roads leading to Sukari Industry are due to corruption,” Kidero said.
Kambona asked residents to vote wisely in the forthcoming general election. He hit out at Senator Moses Kajwang', saying he is part of the failed regime of Awiti.
“Homa Bay people must vote in new leadership because even Kajwang' is responsible for failures residents undergo today. We must replace him because he failed in the oversight role,” Kambona said.
Edited by Henry Makori